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Giant Marbles Outdoor Game for Kids

Giant marbles is a fun and easy outdoor game! It's perfect for your Cub Scout den or pack meeting. Kids of all ages will love it!

Are you looking for a fun game to play at a Cub Scout den or pack meeting?  Try Giant Marbles!  It's easy, doesn't take too many supplies, and it's fun for the Scouts.

Giant Marbles is the perfect gathering activity. Kids can join in as they arrive, and it can be stopped whenever the meeting starts.

You'll need a length of rope (if you're playing in the grass) or some sidewalk chalk (if you're playing on concrete or pavement).

You'll also need balls of all different sizesbasketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, tennis balls, baseballs, beach balls, etc.

Just like in regular marbles, the object of the game is to knock the balls out of the circle by hitting them with another ball, your “shooter.”

giant marbles setup

Make a large circle by drawing it with chalk or laying it out with the rope.  Pick one of the heavier balls to be your shooter, and place the rest of balls inside the circle.

Standing at a specified distance from the circle, each kid takes a turn rolling the shooter toward the other balls.  If they knock a ball out of the circle while keeping the shooter inside the circle, they gets another turn.

If you have a small group of kids playing, each Scout can keep the balls they knock out of the circle.  The game is over when all of the balls have been knocked out.

playing giant marbles

With a larger group, simply have the Scouts keep track of the number of balls they knock out.  Put them back in the circle to continue playing.  You can end the game after a specific amount of time (15 minutes or so) or when someone reaches a certain score.

If you have a very large pack, consider setting up multiple game rings.  Divide the Scouts into smaller groups, each with their own ring.  You could even have the winners from each group play against each other for a championship!

What do you think?  Will your Cub Scouts like this?

Yours in Scouting,

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